The secrets behind how propolis fights cold sores

What is propolis? Honeybees make propolis using resins they gather from plants. They chew the resins, drawing out beneficial plant extracts and mix them with their saliva, which they then combine with wax produced from glands on their abdomens. This results in the production of propolis, which contains a concentrated mixture of polyphenols and flavonoids. […]

Does pressing a cold sore with your fingernail stop it growing?

This is a bit weird but I’ve noticed I do this when I feel the tingle of a cold sore coming. I dig my fingernail into the tingly spot and kind of dare it to show its face. Could this possibly help in any way? Does anyone else do this and find it helps?

Cold sore diary – waking up with one

I woke up with a cold sore today, my first in months and months. I am not sure of the trigger though I did indulge in a vodka and tonic after a late night working on the blog and twitter so perhaps that was it. Whatever caused it, today I’m fighting it with all the weapons I have… let’s see how quick we can get rid of this cold sore

Do’s and Don’ts for fighting cold sores

You know the signs, that tell-tale little tingling sensation that signals you’re in for a real treat, a cold sore is on the way, but there are loads of natural remedies and practical things you can do to send them packing…